One Concise Visual Can Capture Your Whole Strategy

This week we have a guest post from my long-time collaborator and master graphic recorder and illustrator, Emily Shepard.

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Post Tags: Strategic Management, Strategic Planning

10 Signs Your Strategic Planning is Failing you

Like a great journey, charting a company’s new direction can be filled with risk. Adding to a management team’s challenging is that strategic planning efforts are often extremely visible and....

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Corporate strategy, business strategy and functional strategy; why so many?

Why are there so many types of strategy and how do you keep them all connected?

This a really important question as planning happens all the time and as this question suggests at different levels....

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Post Tags: Strategic Planning, strategic planning process

Can’t Problem-Solve Your Way to a Epic Strategy

Charting a new strategic direction is a dilemma of leadership. You have to have a strategic plan, but setting goals for the future may feel perilous. What if you don't achieve them? What if they....

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Don’t Neglect; Nurture to Combat Epic Strategy Failure

As I mentioned in last week’s blog post, strategic planning should be a significant undertaking. It is both a highly visible - taking management away from business management activities, and....

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Post Tags: Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking

Combat Epic Strategy Failure – Complete Strategy Development

Strategic planning is a highly visible and significant undertaking for management, so it is disturbing to read the statistics on their success. 80 - 85% of strategic planning efforts are deemed a....

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Are your Strategists hidden? [interview]

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PS:                       Hi, Patricia Stallworth here with the biz money network. Want to find out what it takes to be a bad-ass entrepreneur? Stay....

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Post Tags: Strategic Thinking, Women in Leadership

Are Tacticians an Obstacle in Strategy Development?

Tacticians are those brilliant folks on your team that know how to get things done. They are not typically the ones that come up with the new ideas, but they are the ones that can give you....

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How Can You Use Entrepreneurial Vision in Your NEW Strategic-Plan?

I live in San Francisco, so let me use a hometown illustration to answer this great question.

We are well known for our sourdough bread. This type of bread is yeast based. One of the most famous....

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Post Tags: Strategic Planning, vision

3 Steps to Minimize Negativity During Strategy Development.

You cannot eliminate negativity in the workplace nor can you stop people from griping. Today, with horrible social media behavior rewarded, it can be even harder to maintain a positive narrative. ....

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CECILIA LYNCH, Author, Founder and Chief Strategist

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As the leading authority on strategic thinking, Cecilia Lynch is the founder and chief strategist at Focused Momentum® and creator of Strategy Class®. Her first book, “Strategic Focus: The Art of Strategic Thinking” a groundbreaking work that demystifies the overwhelming task of beginning strategy development.  READ MORE...

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